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post #2881 of 8853
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

@DMinor, Thanks for the info. The scratching is definitely something I would have questioned. Hopefully I don't need the volume up to much for my DT 880 250ohm cans. biggrin.gif Should be fun!

 

You will also hear a pop at turn-on. This is what was explained by Nick at Leckerton ...

 

"This is due to the sudden presence of DC at the output, followed by the nulling of the servo. I would recommend plugging in the headphones only the amp has been switched on and given a few seconds to settle."

 

Anyways, none of these matters to me with that transparent sounding from this setup. Simply amazing to my ears. I will never go back to diymods with caps. For my curiosity and comparison, I also tried capless diymods modded both ways (the imod way and the direct-out way), and both capless sound excellent (black background, spacious, dynamic, airy and effortless) with the capless direct-out diymod sounding even more cleaner with flat FR to my ears. This is not surprising because the board is completely bypassed from the dac with the LOD pins lifted off board. This is as close as you can get a clean line out for a diymod.

 

Oh, get that amp wallet if you can. While it doesn't attract girl's attention, it does do the job making the stack highly portable. It also protects your gear. Mine has been dropped accidentally to the floor from table a few times without any issues.

post #2882 of 8853
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Originally Posted by MikeyFresh View Post
 

My iPod Video Gen. 5.5 build from summer 2013, using the Tarkan ZIF -> CF board, a CF ->SD adapter, and PNY 128gb Pro Elite SDXC card:

 

Opened case of iPod Video Gen 5.5, the stock HDD removed/replaced by a Tarkan ZIF->CF adapter board, and CF->SD memory card adapter fitted with 128GB SDXC card. Ease in opening the case vs. huge pain in the ass iPod Classic makes the Gen 5.5 Video a good candidate for Flash storage upgrade, as does the stock Wolfson DAC. Don't seek out or use cheap parts, it won't even work.

 

This one went off without a hitch, no problems on the restore or anything else, it functions perfectly. I gave it to a friend who had her beloved Gen. 3 iPod stolen.

 

Was that a former 30 or 60/80?

post #2883 of 8853
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Originally Posted by evanft View Post
 

 

Was that a former 30 or 60/80?


That was formerly an 80gb model.

post #2884 of 8853
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post
 

Exactly. 


I edited post # 2877 with pictures of what that looks like on my 6th Gen. Classic

post #2885 of 8853

These ivue's are not just for looks. They help to identify the pods when none of them are the exactly the same.

 

For whatever reason, to my ears none of them sound the exactly the same. Maybe that's what is amazing about audio, i.e. you tweak here and there and audio responds - whether each individual can hear the difference or not is not important. :wink_face:

 

post #2886 of 8853
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Originally Posted by MikeyFresh View Post
 


I edited post # 2877 with pictures of what that looks like on my 6th Gen. Classic

I experienced the same issue when I did did the 256gb sdxc mod to my 7th gen iPod. We need to wait until Tarkan figures this out, he sent me a firmware update for the adapter but that didn't solve the problem, in fact it made it worse.

post #2887 of 8853

OK I just received this adapter to format my mushkin 480. What I am supposed to do with this prompt by Win 7?

 

Edit: Never mind. Just checked the MBR and hit OK. Now I am formatting it to fat32 using HPUSBDisk. It appears the formatting may take a while to complete. Adapter is pretty warm.

 

Still wondering why I didn't have to do this for the Crucial and MyDigitalSSD.

 

 

 


Edited by DMinor - 5/5/14 at 6:18pm
post #2888 of 8853
@DMinor, I love your collection. biggrin.gif

Also what amp wallet are you using? I love that wallet and have wanted one for a while now buy it just wouldn't work with my Fiio E17 amp so I never pursued it. Now with a UHA inbound, I'd like to get it.

Don't mean to be jocking your style, tongue.gif but how can I not? tongue.gif Can't beat a slick setup like that.

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post #2889 of 8853
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

@DMinor, I love your collection. biggrin.gif

Also what amp wallet are you using? I love that wallet and have wanted one for a while now buy it just wouldn't work with my Fiio E17 amp so I never pursued it. Now with a UHA inbound, I'd like to get it.

Don't mean to be jocking your style, tongue.gif but how can I not? tongue.gif Can't beat a slick setup like that.

Sent from my SGH-I897 using Tapatalk

 

Thanks. :)

 

You can get this Black Star amp wallet here.

 

With the UHA the whole thing is about 1 3/4" thick. I often put it in my pocket when I do chores at home. I don't see other alternative to this amp wallet other than using rubber straps (which I hate personally).

 

I wish someone can make this amp wallet using quality leather materials.

post #2890 of 8853

Mushkin is not very kind.

 

I was able to format it to fat32, but it still gave me that unhappy face with two ipods I have tried. Just be clear, I used the adapter for the Crucial 480 (as I am waiting to receive a new adapter). Put the Crucial 480 back everything is fine.

 

This makes me wondering if a new adapter will make the difference.

 

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

post #2891 of 8853
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

Mushkin is not very kind.

 

I was able to format it to fat32, but it still gave me that unhappy face with two ipods I have tried. 

 

You tried this

post #2892 of 8853
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post
 

You tried this

 

I reformatted it with Aomei and still sad face. I have a strong feeling the mushkin is not compatible with this adapter.

 

Wait for one more try when I receive the new adapter, and if still no luck this mushkin will go back to ebay.

 

EDIT: I notice the mushkin 480 has two more layers than the Crucial 480. See the pic below. The mushkin is rated 3.3v/1.1A while the Crucial 3.3v/1.7A.

 


Edited by DMinor - 5/6/14 at 12:54pm
post #2893 of 8853

Hello, can someone please state the biggest hdd a 30gb 5th gen ipod video can take as a direct replacement please? Looking to do a cheap and cheerful hard drive upgrade for the time being.

I've read numerous pages on here starting from page 1 and working backwards from 193. 

 

:confused_face(1):

 

I've just dug mine out and dusted it off.

I'm going to bring it back to life.

I've just ordered a new lcd screen, battery, back cover. 

Also a ivue clear front panel from rapidrepair over in america which should take a week or two to reach me in the UK.

 

Thanks

Mark

post #2894 of 8853
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Originally Posted by mhardy View Post
 

Hello, can someone please state the biggest hdd a 30gb 5th gen ipod video can take as a direct replacement please? Looking to do a cheap and cheerful hard drive upgrade for the time being.

 

You can upgrade it to a 240GB Toshiba MK2431GAH Hard Drive, with a fat back plate.

post #2895 of 8853
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

 

You can upgrade it to a 240GB Toshiba MK2431GAH Hard Drive, with a fat back plate.

 

Sorry, I should have said I'd like to keep the slim back.

I've just noticed a post saying a toshiba 160gb MK1634GAL works

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